Southwest and Arise Veteran Foundation, a Repurpose with Purpose Partner, are proud to supply leather from repurposed aircraft seat covers to Help Heal Veterans for therapeutic craft kits. Through this creative outlet, more than 80,000 lbs. of leather from Southwest seat covers have been given a new life and a new purpose. Read more to learn additional information about this meaningful partnership.
For more than a decade, East Oakland Youth Development Center has been a community partner of Southwest Airlines. Read more to hear from President and CEO, Regina Jackson, on her memorable experience on Southwest’s inaugural flight to Maui and the volunteer efforts she participated in during her time in the Aloha State.
Southwest takes pride in our reputation as the airline with Heart and that naturally extends to a passion for making a difference in our communities and protecting our resources. Read more to learn how two of our Employees take it upon themselves to help the environment in their work and personal lives.
Southwest wants to do its part to by championing our communities and respecting our resources. To create a positive environmental impact in the communities we serve, we have partnerships with select environmentally focused organizations, including the National Forest Foundation (NFF). In celebration of Earth Month, read more for a glimpse into how NFF and Southwest work together to impact communities.
The Southwest Mobile Boarding Pass is a smart way to save paper and ink all while making the airport experience easier to navigate for our Customers. Read more to discover how our very own Southwest Community Champions, some of our most active Community Members, use the Mobile Boarding Pass on nearly every trip they fly.
The Quiet Storm Foundation’s Annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition provides Las Vegas middle school students the opportunity to encourage and promote cultural diversity amongst their peers and within their community. The competition is one of many that the Quiet Storm Foundation organizes to help underprivileged youth in the Las Vegas community find their path.
Read more on how the students who won the grand prize will fly to Washington, D.C on Southwest Airlines and will learn from leaders in the nation’s capital, told by Southwest Captain Geoff Berry.
Repurpose with Purpose is one of many ways Southwest gives back to communities all over. Through this initiative, we upcycle, downcycle, and recycle thousands of pounds of discarded material into useful products with the help of Partner organizations. Earlier this year, we had a unique opportunity to partner with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos to surprise children celebrating Reyes Magos or Three Kings’ Day.
Sharing our Heart is a big part of Southwest Airlines and for years, we’ve been dedicated to living responsibly and respecting our resources. As you might have seen on Lifetime last night, we had the unique opportunity to celebrate this dedication by being featured in the fan-favorite, Unconventional Materials episode of Project Runway All Stars!
Read more to hear about this fun partnership and how you can purchase limited edition accessories inspired by the collaboration.
During the month of January, advocates, organizations, and individuals around the globe are uniting to raise awareness about the hidden issue of human trafficking. In recognition of the month, we invite you to learn more about the human trafficking issue and the organizations that Southwest supports.
Southwest wants to do its part to protect our communities and make the world a better place for future generations by respecting and valuing our resources. To help create a positive environmental impact in the communities we serve, we have partnerships with a variety of environmentally focused groups, including EcoRise. Learn more about how through our partnership, we were able to provide transportation to EcoRise members to attend EcoRise’s first Summer Institute!
Twice a year, Southwest Airlines organizes a companywide initiative that encourages Employees to come together and spend time volunteering in their local communities. During this year’s spring companywide initiative, hundreds of Employees put their Hearts in Action and participated in more than 70 projects across the system.
To help us create impact and make this volunteer event a success, we teamed up with one of our sustainability partners, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to bring conservation projects to cities across the country.
Southwest Airlines partnered with GenHERation to offer two young women from the GenHERation network the chance to attend the 2018 Southwest Airlines Rally in Las Vegas. During the Rally, Melissa and Heidi heard from Senior Leaders on the main stage, connected with Southwest Employees to learn about their career journey, visited with different Teams during the Expo, and experienced the Southwest Culture firsthand.
We are thrilled to share our Repurpose with Purpose program video has been entered at the 2018 International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. We’re proud to celebrate our talented Employees and partners who have made this program possible. To reach the final round of the film finalists, we need your help to spread the LUV!
At Southwest Airlines, it’s always been about Heart. It’s about Loving People and putting others first. t’s about Building Resilience through connections that last and being part of a community that helps one another because distance shouldn’t keep us from being neighbors. It’s about Living Responsibly and doing things the Southwest Way, which means we do it because we want to, not because we have to.
More than 70 elephants call the Elephant Nature Park home.
Elephants are often subjected to horrifying conditions. Last fall, about 40 Southwest Employees and family members met in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Most were Flight Attendants, many were strangers, but everyone united with a common goal: volunteering at Elephant Nature Park.